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Old 11-11-2015, 01:42 PM   #161 (permalink)
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Awesome! What paint did you use? I really like that canopy. When I stop my crashing phase I want to use that and its brother the 360 CFX since their optional canopies are alike. That would be cool!
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Been socked in for days with rain & wind blowin hard enough to fly a kingsized sheet, so took a chance to upgrade the looks of this dude,for better visibility and besides i cant leave stuff alone
Nice work, I just painted my skids and tail fin orange and tail metallic purple. Running my tetris blades. Still not flying with a canopy though....
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:46 PM   #163 (permalink)
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Thanks! been thru 3 packs today its much easier to see with the painted skids and orange tailboom. put that canopy on dude! only money right
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Old 11-11-2015, 02:11 PM   #164 (permalink)
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Awesome! What paint did you use? I really like that canopy. When I stop my crashing phase I want to use that and its brother the 360 CFX since their optional canopies are alike. That would be cool!
the canopy is the microheli orange. for the tail boom i used fluorescent orange monocote trim wrap, the skids and tail i sprayed with krylon white fusion first so paint would stick(the skid material they use is very resistant to anytype of paint and it wont stick but with fusion base coat it stays on)
and then tamyia fluorescent yello, and hit it all with a bit of clearcoat to make it shiney
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Old 11-11-2015, 02:26 PM   #165 (permalink)
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I also use Kremlin Fusion White prior to painting my skids. Also with Tamiya PS cans. I really like how the Tamiya seems to hold up.

For the noobs, if you see Tamiya TS and thing meh it'll work...think twice
It chips much easier than the PS. It however does work just find in some applications.

Experiment and have fun!
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Old 11-15-2015, 02:57 PM   #167 (permalink)
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Old 11-15-2015, 04:53 PM   #168 (permalink)
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Those are some pretty good shots Gambino! Did you scrape the blades inverted??
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Old 11-15-2015, 10:11 PM   #169 (permalink)
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Finally getting there with my Blade 230S

Mods -
*aluminum Swash plate
*full aluminum head
*Carbon 238mm blades
*Carbon Main shaft
*upgraded main gear
*carbon tail shaft
*carbon landing gear
*canopy and rear tail rotor changed

Overall the heli seems to fly much crisper and more responsive. I do notice the extra weight and it seems like the rotor head speed is slightly lower than it has been previously, but the trade off for the 'tight' and crisp feeling is well worth it. Very happy with this heli!









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Old 11-15-2015, 11:41 PM   #170 (permalink)
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Looks good, FamousGTR.
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Old 11-16-2015, 12:10 AM   #171 (permalink)
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I will eventually do a few upgrades, but not sure how far I will take it.
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Old 11-16-2015, 10:14 AM   #172 (permalink)
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Looks nice
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Old 11-16-2015, 02:05 PM   #173 (permalink)
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Finally getting there with my Blade 230S

Mods -
*aluminum Swash plate
*full aluminum head
*Carbon 238mm blades
*Carbon Main shaft
*upgraded main gear
*carbon tail shaft
*carbon landing gear
*canopy and rear tail rotor changed

Overall the heli seems to fly much crisper and more responsive. I do notice the extra weight and it seems like the rotor head speed is slightly lower than it has been previously, but the trade off for the 'tight' and crisp feeling is well worth it. Very happy with this heli!









Great job. Any reason for Micro-Heli over Rakon? But get rid of that tail rotor. Those after market ones over heat the motor seriously (except the Extreme Productions version). And it looks to be on backwards as well.
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Old 11-16-2015, 04:50 PM   #174 (permalink)
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Aluminum motor mount to help keep motor cool
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Those are some pretty good shots Gambino! Did you scrape the blades inverted??
Once or twice and famousgtr that bird must be heavy! Looks nice
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Old 11-16-2015, 08:48 PM   #176 (permalink)
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What do most of you take pictures of your heli flying with? I used my Samsung Note 3 and the blades look curved. Not sure if it is an ISO thing and not fast enough or what. I really don't know a lot about taking pictures. LOL
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Old 11-16-2015, 09:05 PM   #177 (permalink)
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Thanks for the kind words guys. I'm really enjoying the blade 230. After years of flying Raptor 50's, these heli's really are an asset to this hobby with how easy they are to use.

-Tail rotor may be backwards? Not sure? How do I know? Why will an aftermarket tail rotor blade cause it to over heat?

-I figured the micro heli and rakon were similar. Is there a difference in quality that I should be aware of?

-It is heavy, and i notice it. Overall I didn't buy this heli to expect 110% performance from it - It was super fun modifying, inexpensive and it still fly's excellent- oh and looks super cool. I figure when I get more time under my belt i'll purchase a Goblin or a gaui and really be picky on performance.

Anyone also have any comments on my setup with my blade to improve it anymore or things i may have overlooked?
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Old 11-16-2015, 09:54 PM   #178 (permalink)
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The answer you seek is rolling shutter I believe. There is a thread somewhere in helifreak about it.
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Old 11-17-2015, 04:56 PM   #179 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=FamousGTR;6735231]Thanks for the kind words guys. I'm really enjoying the blade 230. After years of flying Raptor 50's, these heli's really are an asset to this hobby with how easy they are to use.

-Tail rotor may be backwards? Not sure? How do I know? Why will an aftermarket tail rotor blade cause it to over heat?

-I figured the micro heli and rakon were similar. Is there a difference in quality that I should be aware of?

Rakon, micro heli and lynx are all selling the same tail blade from what I can see. They do not have the correct curvature of the aerofoil at the tips and do without doubt cause the motor to burn super hot compared to either the eflite or extreme blades. The curved edge of the blade should be facing rearwards, not forwards as you have it mounted. Flying the blade in reverse can also cause overheating and loss of efficiency.
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Old 11-17-2015, 05:11 PM   #180 (permalink)
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Blade 230 s and 230s specific lynx blades 240mm. Tail is 42mm lynx also, now it has lots of pop..oh and his little friend hanging out
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